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Wine Tasting Lessons

WINE TASTING IS FUN! Maybe we should begin with what wine tasting isn’t. Despite the picture the phrase “wine tasting” may create, wine tasting is neither snobby nor pretentious–it’s a lot of fun. Whether you’re attending a “walkaround” tasting, sampling at the winery, tasting “blind”, or simply enjoying a great wine with friends at dinner, … Continue reading Wine Tasting Lessons

Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

A BEGINNERS BEGINNERS GUIDE The concept gôut de terroir or a “taste of place” in a wine was first presented by the French. They believe terroir is what separates one region from another, and ultimately, one wine from another. As each region is different in terms of climate, soils, topography, slope, elevation, exposure and sunlight, … Continue reading Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

What Wine Lovers Want: These 8 Great Gifts

The season for giving and imbibing is here. Shopping for the oenophile, collector, wine professional, or bon vivant in your life? These eight items span stocking stuffers, wearable art, and elegant glassware. MODERN GOLD WINE STOPPER This mod stopper has clean lines and an elegant gold finish. Lovely on its own and dynamite when gifted alongside a … Continue reading What Wine Lovers Want: These 8 Great Gifts

The 12 Best, Most Affordable Gifts for Wine Lovers Who Have Everything

Every birthday and holiday, you struggle with the same challenge. You can’t think of anything to give your self-professed wine snob father-in-law, longtime best friend or boss. Giving wine is out of the question. You’ve seen their impressive wine cellar stocked with rare and expensive bottles. You worry you’d accidentally insult their taste by selecting a bottle … Continue reading The 12 Best, Most Affordable Gifts for Wine Lovers Who Have Everything